By Jonathan Corcoran
A once-booming West Virginia rail city now not has a operating teach. The citizens left at the back of during this tiny hamlet glance to the mountains that encompass them on each side: the skin global encroaches, and the structures of the gilded previous appear to fall apart extra each day.
These are the tales of outsiders—the down and out. What occurs to the younger boy whose burgeoning sexuality pushes him to the sting of the wooded area to discover what could be love with one other boy? What occurs whilst one misplaced soul ultimately makes it to big apple urban, but the reminders of his previous existence are omnipresent? What occurs while an outdated lady struggles to discover a goal and reinvent herself after many years of dwelling within the shadow of her platonic existence associate? What occurs to people who dare to reside their lives outdoor of the stern confines of the town’s conventional and regimented ways?
The characters in The Rope Swing—gay and directly alike—yearn for that which turns out so shut yet impossibly a long way, across the world the jagged peaks of the mountains.
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The Rope Swing: Stories by Jonathan Corcoran